Sharjah Art Foundation

March Meeting 2023: The Postcolonial Constellation: Art, Culture, Politics after 1960

9 March — 12 March, 2023


With ecological research at the centre of her intersecting artistic interests, Naiza Khan considers the ways in which language plays with power while facilitating the collective remembrance of colonial histories.

In this performance, three readers and a musician gather to create an improvised polyphonic reading that examines how the passage of time changes both a place and the artist as chronicler. The performance makes an embodied walking map—through cities, monsoons and bodies of water—and invites audiences to be a part of this ‘making-scape’.

The performance features a special composition by Haider Rahman, which is based on the melodic framework called Raag Megh Malhar, traditionally associated with monsoon clouds.